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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
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“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”
Pink Sauce may be a sign that we’ve reached the next phase in an internet culture that has privileged aesthetic over function for years.
“The use of non-discriminatory language can become a tool to make diversity visible.”
“People who don’t watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don’t watch me.”
“No comment is so urgent that it cannot wait until our usual working hours.”
“You have to understand the context that these communities live in before you go in with a recorder, extract information, and leave.”
“It’s not pictures of beautiful women doing handstands on surfboards.”
Social natives ≠ digital natives.